PUBLISHED: 10:15 05 March 2019 | UPDATED: 10:15 05 March 2019 Mark Langford Stuart Wainwright, who will be running the Colchester Half Marathon to raise funds for the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) with his son Sam, who has inspired him Picture: CLDF Archant Suffolk dad Stuart Wainwright is on his mark and getting set to raise £1,000 for the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation by running in the Colchester Half Marathon. The cause is close to Stuart’s heart as his 15 year-old son, Sam, was born with the rare liver disease, biliary atresia.“Sam’s diagnosis came as a real shock” says Stuart, of Leavenheath, near Sudbury, who is the Year 6 teacher at Boxford Primary School near Sudbury.“We knew nothing about liver disease in children but CLDF were there with information about his condition and were also an immense support when Sam had to have a liver transplant a year later.“Since then we have … [Read more...] about Half marathon man Stuart to raise funds for charity
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DRY January is fast approaching. with many keen to jump on the wagon for a much-needed detox after Christmas. But what is it, does it raise money for charity, and what are the best non-alcoholic drinks to try while off the booze? What is dry January? Run by Alcohol Change UK, Dry January is a campaign - and an accompanying app - encouraging people to stop drinking alcohol during the first month of the year. Alcohol Change's website boasts that 88 per cent of last year's 5 million Dry January participants saved money, while 71 per cent reported having better sleep and more energy. Dry January is becoming increasingly popular, despite continued opposition to a price hike in booze throughout Britain - a key pillar of Alcohol Change's manifesto. Many people will use Dry January for a post-Christmas detox, with Alcohol Change saying the month-long movement lets you take control over your relationship with booze and drive a conversation about alcohol. Does it raise money for charity? People … [Read more...] about What is dry January, does it raise funds for charity and what’s the best non-alcoholic drinks?
News by Lee McCann 05/12/2018, 2:54 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A north-east home could give Las Vegas a run for its money thanks to its Christmas lights display – and all while raising funds for charity. Scott McArthur, 38, and his wife Kirsti, 37, have been the talk of Newtonhill after putting up their attractive light show on St Peters Road. For the fifth year, the house is bursting with lights that include Christmas trees, Santas and a Nativity scene. A pre-programmed set of the illuminations allows a short message to flash up at the property wishing everbody a “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the McArthur family”. The display started as a treat for their daughter Jess, who is now aged four, while the McArthurs have since been joined by one-year-old Rose. Mr McArthur, 38, a structural engineer, said: “It was started for Jess, who was a bit younger and every year has got bigger and bigger. “It has got to the point that we … [Read more...] about Video: North-east family’s amazing Christmas lights display will help raise cash for charity
Pantomime stars will be helping to raise money for charity this Christmas. Blue Genie Entertainment and the Playhouse Whitley Bay are supporting the Wallsend-based charity LD North East during this year’s performance of Peter Pan. The show, which runs from December 1 to January 5, stars Blue boyband member Antony Costa and Playhouse favourite comedian Steve Walls.Blue Genie Entertainment managing director Gary Telfer said: “It was a really hard decision. We had hundreds of charities come forward, all of them worthy of our support.“However, LD North East really stood out to us as a local charity that we could support and make a difference.“I would like to thank all of the other charitable organisations who applied this year, and please do so again next year.”LD North East provides support to people of all ages with learning disabilities in North Tyneside.It works hard to widen the social circles of people and families living with learning difficulties and … [Read more...] about Panto stars to help raise funds for charity
Pupils from Bathgate Academy held a fundraising sportathon that was packed with a full day of events. The pupils held the event in the school to raise money for West Lothian Riding for the Disabled and the school’s Polar Academy trip and raised whopping £3750. There was an amazing range of activities to suit all tastes, including badminton, volleyball, swimming, lacrosse, dodge ball, netball, zumba, body attack and dance. The school’s sports captains - Kieran Hopkins, Sian Moffat, Ailie McLean, Natalie Reilly and Rebecca Primrose - worked closely with PE Staff to ensure the event was a great success. A cheque will be handed over to Riding for the Disabled later this month. … [Read more...] about West Lothian pupils raise funds for charity with sportathon event